With the festive season right around the corner, this time of year presents many opportunities to spend time with loved ones. Birmingham is a hub of activity during the festive season. Whether spending time with friends, enjoying a family day out or a romantic evening with that special someone, the city has a range of events perfect for everyone this Christmas.
This year some of the best places to visit in Birmingham at Christmas time include:
Birmingham’s German Market
With Birmingham being twinned with Frankfurt, each year Birmingham puts on the biggest German Christmas market outside of Germany and Austria. With more than 120 stalls which sell everything from traditional food and drinks such as pretzels, bratwurst sausages and German beer, and handcrafted gifts including jewellery, toys and decorations, the market is a sure sign that Christmas is well on the way. This year the market will be open every day from 16 November-24 December, the perfect way to spend Christmas eve with friends and family.
Magic Lantern Festival
Illuminating Birmingham’s Kings Heath Park, after a successful inaugural event in 2016, the Magic Lantern Festival is back and ready to delight local residents and visitors alike. The perfect place to take little ones in the evening, the festival sees a whole host of Christmas themed lanterns on display including snowmen, reindeer and of course Father Christmas himself. As well as this, Birmingham’s iconic Central Library will be recreated by lanterns in the form of a spectacular gingerbread house.
Christmas Ice Rink and Big Wheel
Back by popular demand, this year Birmingham’s renowned ice rink and big wheel have been relocated to accommodate the redevelopment of Centenary Square. Taking place on Eastside Green, both the wheel and ice rink are open every day between 16 November and 7 January (apart from Christmas Day) and are open late.
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